Belly fat

  • sleaver

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    Mar 19, 2015 12:42 PM GMT
    So guys, what the best way to reduce belly fat. Throw out your ideas... I'm listening.. whether it's food, workouts, you name it.

    Thanks in advance!

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  • rip12

    Posts: 63

    Mar 20, 2015 1:22 AM GMT
    most of the "fat" comes from what u eat i think - cut out the bread, rice, etc. and substitute with plant based foods - if u can handle it - it certainly has worked for me but realize that every "body" is different and some people just dont have the desire to eat like that

    try doing lots of planks and other core strengthing exercises - check out the website "hasfit" - he has some great ideas i c trainers using on their customers at the gym and they have worked for me

    good luck man
  • davfit

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    Mar 20, 2015 2:45 AM GMT
    Diet ..drop all unhealthy oils get Olive oil flaxseed no fast food
    Lots of greens.. L- arginine L- ornithine supplement burns fat builds muscle and gives boost for workout..lean meats skip beef.. Workouts.. sit ups.. the right kind ..not old school.. hang from bar lift knees up even with waist and down.. on incline bench use free weight.. start 10lbs cross arms over chest to hold weight...keep back straight ..lift only 5 inches up then down..## watch for cramping since this is new.. hopes this helps.. this is all I do.. check my pics.. good luck this is not hard at all ..
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    Mar 20, 2015 3:40 AM GMT
    the absolute truth is that there is no one way. every person is specific and individual. but overall, it's about creating balance in your body - through every variable, not just diet. finding your own balance is a personal process. sorry can't give more details here - too much. but if interested, i can give pointers through private message.
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    Mar 20, 2015 7:24 AM GMT
    Well I'll start by saying that there's really no way to target fat loss from one specific part of the body. As your overall body fat percentage decreases, so will your belly fat. Unfortunately, for a lot of people, belly fat is the last fat to go. Hang in there!

    I've seen some people mentioning ab work outs. There's nothing wrong with getting some definition there, but be careful - too much of that and you'll be packing on muscle in your stomach area, causing your belly to look bigger, even pushing out any pudge from behind. (I've had some experience with that myself.) Instead, start going hard with weight lifting everywhere else. As your shoulders, traps, and thighs widen, your stomach will begin to appear smaller. Imagine an hour glass with your stomach at the very center. Not only that, because your body has to repair itself after weight lifting, the calorie burning continues for that process even after you leave the gym. Cardio only burns calories while you're doing it. Spend more time with weights than doing cardio.

    As far as eating is concerned, don't fall for any crash diets. Just eat clean! Try to avoid processed foods. Up your intake of fruits, veggies, and protein. You don't have to cut out carbs - just choose them wisely! Brown rice, black rice, sweet potatoes, whole grain bread. What's really helped me is eating food for it's function. I know blueberries give me antioxidants and that spinach is a superfood with countless health benefits, so I blend them up with my daily morning protein smoothie. (Start making those, too!) Basically, don't eat empty calories. Make sure that the things you are putting into your body are going to benefit it in some way.

    Another thing you might not have thought of - make sure your digestion is in excellent shape. You should be going a couple times a day. The idea is to get your body to a place where you put food in, it absorbs any nutrients it needs, and then boom! It gets rid of the rest. In and out. You don't want things you don't need just sitting in there. What will help with that? If you're not already on a multivitamin, get on one. Also, ever heard of probiotics? They're the good digestive bacteria that (ideally) line the walls of your digestive tract. Ensure you've got enough of the good guys down in there so that you're never bloated or constipated. I get mine from Greek yogurt and also from daily capsules that you can buy. Remember! In and out.

    This might have been more information than you wanted. But there was a time in recent history when I thought ab workout and cardio were gonna be what got me the stomach I wanted. Didn't happen! Anyway, I hope this helps! icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 20, 2015 11:34 AM GMT
    I find a little bit of belly fat is sexy. Taught skin over muscle is sometimes a little harsh. (Now attack!). icon_smile.gif
  • sleaver

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    Mar 20, 2015 12:17 PM GMT
    StubbornLove saidWell I'll start by saying that there's really no way to target fat loss from one specific part of the body. As your overall body fat percentage decreases, so will your belly fat. Unfortunately, for a lot of people, belly fat is the last fat to go. Hang in there!

    I've seen some people mentioning ab work outs. There's nothing wrong with getting some definition there, but be careful - too much of that and you'll be packing on muscle in your stomach area, causing your belly to look bigger, even pushing out any pudge from behind. (I've had some experience with that myself.) Instead, start going hard with weight lifting everywhere else. As your shoulders, traps, and thighs widen, your stomach will begin to appear smaller. Imagine an hour glass with your stomach at the very center. Not only that, because your body has to repair itself after weight lifting, the calorie burning continues for that process even after you leave the gym. Cardio only burns calories while you're doing it. Spend more time with weights than doing cardio.

    As far as eating is concerned, don't fall for any crash diets. Just eat clean! Try to avoid processed foods. Up your intake of fruits, veggies, and protein. You don't have to cut out carbs - just choose them wisely! Brown rice, black rice, sweet potatoes, whole grain bread. What's really helped me is eating food for it's function. I know blueberries give me antioxidants and that spinach is a superfood with countless health benefits, so I blend them up with my daily morning protein smoothie. (Start making those, too!) Basically, don't eat empty calories. Make sure that the things you are putting into your body are going to benefit it in some way.

    Another thing you might not have thought of - make sure your digestion is in excellent shape. You should be going a couple times a day. The idea is to get your body to a place where you put food in, it absorbs any nutrients it needs, and then boom! It gets rid of the rest. In and out. You don't want things you don't need just sitting in there. What will help with that? If you're not already on a multivitamin, get on one. Also, ever heard of probiotics? They're the good digestive bacteria that (ideally) line the walls of your digestive tract. Ensure you've got enough of the good guys down in there so that you're never bloated or constipated. I get mine from Greek yogurt and also from daily capsules that you can buy. Remember! In and out.

    This might have been more information than you wanted. But there was a time in recent history when I thought ab workout and cardio were gonna be what got me the stomach I wanted. Didn't happen! Anyway, I hope this helps! icon_smile.gif


    Dude you nailed it!! So helpful and enriching ;) thank you so much!!

    I actually kind printed this so I can reread to remind myself of a couple of things.. I'm trying so hard to get back in shape ;) and I'm nearly there

    Thank you once again !!

    A
  • sleaver

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    Mar 20, 2015 12:19 PM GMT
    moysandtoys saidthe absolute truth is that there is no one way. every person is specific and individual. but overall, it's about creating balance in your body - through every variable, not just diet. finding your own balance is a personal process. sorry can't give more details here - too much. but if interested, i can give pointers through private message.


    Hey!

    Any pointers will be beneficial, please go ahead and send them to me through private message! I'm on a journey to better myself and get used to a lifestyle system rather than a temporary thing. Trial and error are the best options.

    Thanks for your input no matter how short or long. Taking the time to share your thoughts is what matter to me to be honest icon_smile.gif

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  • sleaver

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    Mar 20, 2015 12:26 PM GMT
    davfit saidDiet ..drop all unhealthy oils get Olive oil flaxseed no fast food
    Lots of greens.. L- arginine L- ornithine supplement burns fat builds muscle and gives boost for workout..lean meats skip beef.. Workouts.. sit ups.. the right kind ..not old school.. hang from bar lift knees up even with waist and down.. on incline bench use free weight.. start 10lbs cross arms over chest to hold weight...keep back straight ..lift only 5 inches up then down..## watch for cramping since this is new.. hopes this helps.. this is all I do.. check my pics.. good luck this is not hard at all ..


    Thanks for the advice!

    I definitely am incorporating the supplements you mentioned to my regimen and I will try the 'hanging from a bar lift' .. I think this will also strengthen my arms.

    Your photos are inspirational, such an amazing body! I wonder what the private ones are like haha!

    Keep it up, bet your body fat % is just about perfect!

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  • sleaver

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    Mar 20, 2015 12:27 PM GMT
    rip12 saidmost of the "fat" comes from what u eat i think - cut out the bread, rice, etc. and substitute with plant based foods - if u can handle it - it certainly has worked for me but realize that every "body" is different and some people just dont have the desire to eat like that

    try doing lots of planks and other core strengthing exercises - check out the website "hasfit" - he has some great ideas i c trainers using on their customers at the gym and they have worked for me

    good luck man


    You are right! I guess trail and error is what's needed.

    I will definitely check out hasfit! never heard of it! Thank you for sharing

    Good luck to all of us i guess ;)

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    Mar 20, 2015 9:22 PM GMT
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    some belly fat is cute. lol
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    Mar 21, 2015 7:58 AM GMT
    strongbull saidI find a little bit of belly fat is sexy. Taught skin over muscle is sometimes a little harsh. (Now attack!). icon_smile.gif


    I have to agree with you there! I don't know if I find abs that are completely shredded to be that attractive.
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    Mar 21, 2015 8:18 AM GMT
    sleaver said
    StubbornLove saidWell I'll start by saying that there's really no way to target fat loss from one specific part of the body. As your overall body fat percentage decreases, so will your belly fat. Unfortunately, for a lot of people, belly fat is the last fat to go. Hang in there!

    I've seen some people mentioning ab work outs. There's nothing wrong with getting some definition there, but be careful - too much of that and you'll be packing on muscle in your stomach area, causing your belly to look bigger, even pushing out any pudge from behind. (I've had some experience with that myself.) Instead, start going hard with weight lifting everywhere else. As your shoulders, traps, and thighs widen, your stomach will begin to appear smaller. Imagine an hour glass with your stomach at the very center. Not only that, because your body has to repair itself after weight lifting, the calorie burning continues for that process even after you leave the gym. Cardio only burns calories while you're doing it. Spend more time with weights than doing cardio.

    As far as eating is concerned, don't fall for any crash diets. Just eat clean! Try to avoid processed foods. Up your intake of fruits, veggies, and protein. You don't have to cut out carbs - just choose them wisely! Brown rice, black rice, sweet potatoes, whole grain bread. What's really helped me is eating food for it's function. I know blueberries give me antioxidants and that spinach is a superfood with countless health benefits, so I blend them up with my daily morning protein smoothie. (Start making those, too!) Basically, don't eat empty calories. Make sure that the things you are putting into your body are going to benefit it in some way.

    Another thing you might not have thought of - make sure your digestion is in excellent shape. You should be going a couple times a day. The idea is to get your body to a place where you put food in, it absorbs any nutrients it needs, and then boom! It gets rid of the rest. In and out. You don't want things you don't need just sitting in there. What will help with that? If you're not already on a multivitamin, get on one. Also, ever heard of probiotics? They're the good digestive bacteria that (ideally) line the walls of your digestive tract. Ensure you've got enough of the good guys down in there so that you're never bloated or constipated. I get mine from Greek yogurt and also from daily capsules that you can buy. Remember! In and out.

    This might have been more information than you wanted. But there was a time in recent history when I thought ab workout and cardio were gonna be what got me the stomach I wanted. Didn't happen! Anyway, I hope this helps! icon_smile.gif


    Dude you nailed it!! So helpful and enriching ;) thank you so much!!

    I actually kind printed this so I can reread to remind myself of a couple of things.. I'm trying so hard to get back in shape ;) and I'm nearly there

    Thank you once again !!

    A


    You're welcome! The goal shouldn't just be to look good, but to feel good! If your body is functioning at it's best, not only will you see the change in your body composition, but you'll feel the change as well. It's as simple as putting fresh, clean things in and then feeling fresh and clean haha. Of course it won't be an easy 180, but the more and more you eat clean, the more your body will start to experience discomfort when you eat the bad stuff. It's a natural sign that it's becoming accustomed to the good! You'll feel proud of what you eat instead of feeling guilty, and when you look in the mirror, even if you're not at your goal yet, you'll notice the gradual improvements and you'll love your body because you know its a healthy, functioning, well-oiled machine.

    Another supplement I'd recommend though debatably not for weight loss - fish oil. Read up on it! It's got countless health benefits for your brain and heart, among other things, and your skin is gonna look freakin great. Trust me! I won't go without it ever again.
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    Mar 21, 2015 11:39 AM GMT
    strongbull saidI find a little bit of belly fat is sexy. Taught skin over muscle is sometimes a little harsh. (Now attack!). icon_smile.gif


    Yeah, I find that to be the case anyways!